Gleo: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a ten-string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Carnegie Hall.

He has made eighteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly ‘out there’, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.

Caoimhín performs as a solo artist, yet he is also widely known through his collaborative work, including groups The Gloaming and This is How we Fly and duos with Dan Trueman, Thomas Bartlett, Garth Knox, Mick O’Brien, and Brendan Begley. He has also performed with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Vincent Moon, and amiina. He has made music for theatre and film, including music for the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn and Volker Schlöndorff’s Return to Montauk.

Join us on Saturday, 4 November at 9pm for Caoimhín’s debut performance at Ormston House. Tickets are €12 and available here.

About Gleo:

Gleo is a series of concerts of ambient and experimental music taking place at Ormston House from 2-5 November 2023.

Gleo* features a mix of Irish musicians, artists, composers, and broadcasters presenting a spectrum of musical practices and experiments in sound. Set between autumn and winter, as evenings darken, air cools, and life moves indoors, the concert series creates space to gather and listen together amid the changing seasons.

* A word originating from the west coast of Ireland, Gleo refers to the sound of the sea when it is loud and ominous, its tumult and texture akin to man-made or mechanical noise, a sound that foretells bad weather.

Gleo is curated by Caimin Walsh of Ormston House and Jack Brolly. It is supported by the Night-Time Economy After Hours at the Museum scheme and Limerick City and County Council. Full details can be found here.

Logos for the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media; Limerick City and County Council; and Limerick Arts Office.


Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh: 4 November 2023. Doors 9pm. Tickets to all events can be found here.
Image courtesy of Con Kelleher.
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